Tag: Redwood City

A Bifurcated Valley?

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing too surprising any more about reports that cover the drastically bifurcated market recovery seen to date.  It’s a topic that has had my interest for quite a while now.  More than just a ‘flight to quality’, start-ups and other users chasing top employee talent have swarmed to the downtown cores of Peninsula cities […]

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Monthly update on key submarkets

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our monthly look at a few markets of note:   Downtown Palo Alto saw average rents top $7.00 FS, an amazing 24% over a year ago, but only a modest gain since mid-year, surprising in light of continued low vacancies.  Possibly a market that has topped out. Downtown Redwood City continues to pick up steam, with […]

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Top 10 Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories of 2011

| January 2, 2012 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Peninsula Commercial Real Estate Stories of 2011

Who can resist a good Year-End Top Ten list? Here’s my take on the Top Commercial Real Estate stories for 2011 from the SF Peninsula: 1. Google Eats Mountain View: The 800-lb internet gorilla went on a real estate feeding frenzy like none seen previously in tiny Mountain View. With a mix of high profile […]

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Climate Best by Government Test

| September 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Climate Best by Government Test

With a street layout that defies logic, and a prison located right near its core, it’s not surprising that downtown Redwood City has been in search of an identity for many years. It’s getting there– Redwood City’s downtown is positioning itself as the Peninsula’s entertainment hub, with the revitalized Fox Theatre at its core.  After […]

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Does transit drive deals?

| August 30, 2010 | 2 Comments
Does transit drive deals?

An article in the SF Business Times discusses a trend that I’ve written about here more than once– the seeming surge in interest in office space located in range of Caltrain stations.   This is an interesting look at the market, but I remain unconvinced that Caltrain ALONE is what drives the strength we’ve seen in some […]

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